ECPI University Press Releases: Richmond/Moorefield Campus

Chesterfield Resident Finishes College in 2 Years

Dual-Enrollment/Accelerated Program Helps Criminal Justice Grad Start Her Career in Half the Time

Richmond, VA – First she wants to be a police officer, then it’s off to the FBI. At least that’s the plan for Courtney Strain. The young Chesterfield resident is certainly ambitious. She began her college career when she was still in high school through Chesterfield County Public Schools’ Dual Enrollment Program with ECPI University.

Between her early credits and attending ECPI University year-round, she was able to graduate in just two years with her Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. Attending school for two straight years with no breaks was certainly demanding but it has paid off. “My parents are very proud of me for all of my hard work and diligence to get through this program,” says Courtney. “They are very much my support group. They can't believe how fast the time went by and honestly I can't believe it either.

“My experience with ECPI would not have been the same if it wasn't for the faculty and the amazing students I got to know. We all lean on each other and push each other through when we get burnt out. This program can be challenging but when you have professors giving you positive feedback and friends sharing the same experiences, it refuels my fire and drive to keep going.”

Graduation will be held on Friday, June 13 at the Siegel Center, located at 1200 W. Broad Street in Richmond, Virginia beginning at 1:00 pm. For more information, please contact ECPI University Director of Communications David Brandt at dbrandt@ecpi.edu or 757.404.2032.

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World’s Most “Life-Like” Synthetic Human Arrives at Richmond/Moorefield Campus

Simulator is the First of its Kind in Richmond

Richmond, VA – It’s the world’s most life-like synthetic cadaver; and it will be the only one of its kind used by college students in the Richmond area. It’s called a Syndaver and it will arrive at the Richmond/Moorefield campus of ECPI University’s Medical Careers Institute (MCI), on Friday, February 28 at 12:15 p.m.

“We are proud to join some of the world’s leading universities and healthcare organizations in providing our students with a tool that can help them enhance their skill level,” says MCI Surgical Technology Program Director Charles Hughes.

Manufactured by SynDaver Labs, this advanced simulation mannequin features a complete representation of typical human anatomy, including every bone, muscle, and organ, skin with fat and fascia planes, a functioning respiratory system, and a full digestive tract and circulatory system.

“Having a Syndaver on campus will give our students a true-to-life training that is second to none,” says Hughes. “With no other educator providing this level of realism in Richmond, our students will have an unprecedented opportunity to prepare themselves before they step into the clinical settings of their chosen fields.”

As a teaching tool, it can be used for a variety of purposes including training in basic suturing skills, microvascular anastomosis, central line placement, chest tube placement, breast surgery, liposuction, oral and nasal intubation, tracheotomy, coronary angioplasty and stenting, and a wide variety of other surgical procedures.

Medical Career Institute’s Richmond/Moorefield Campus is located at 800 Moorefield Park Drive in Richmond. Journalists interested in observing a demonstration can contact ECPI University Director of Communications David Brandt at 757.213.3613 or dbrandt@ecpi.edu.

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Richmond/Moorefield Campus Expands Computer Science Programs to Include Healthcare IT and Cloud Computing – Growth in Both Fields Projected to Grow by 30%

Richmond, VAECPI University’s Richmond/Moorefield campus is expanding its Computer and Information Science programs to include concentrations in Healthcare IT and Cloud Computing.

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer and Information Science with a concentration in Healthcare Information Technology is designed to prepare graduates to:

  • Develop Networks in the Windows and CISCO Environments
  • Design and Implement Patient Information Security Plans
  • Provide IT Support to Physicians and Nurses

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment of network and computer systems administrators is expected to grow 28% from 2010 to 2020, and database administrators by 31%, faster than the average for all occupations.

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer and Information Science with a concentration in Cloud Computing is designed to prepare graduates to:

  • Design and Secure Fault Tolerant Enterprise Networks
  • Create Virtual Solutions for Servers
  • Implement and Manage Virtual Servers and Data Centers

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment of network and computer systems administrators is expected to grow 28 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations, with demand remaining high as firms invest in newer, faster technology and mobile networks.

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